What is 0xcon?

0xcon is an infosec conference aimed towards building the Gauteng and ZA community. Lots of you do great research and this is an open platform for you to share yours, as well as to see what others have been working on.

Call For Papers

If you've done some interesting research, learned something you think others should know, or developed a useful tool or technique, submit it! If you're still busy researching but know for sure that you can finish it soon then submit it anyway! There's plenty of time between now and November to get it done.

Also, feel free to submit something. If you've never spoken at a con, or if you've spoken at so many you've lost count then all we ask is that you come with something interesting and relevant to say.

After you mail us we'll review your submission and get back to you as soon as humanly possible. The closing date for entries is 15 October 2019. Any submissions after that date will not be considered and the review panel's decision on the talks to be selected will be final. Unfortunately there are limited spots available so if your talk isn't selected, please try again for the next 0xcon. Send your mails to 0xc0ffeejhb@gmail.com

A title:
A catchy title to interest your potential audience.
A detailed abstract:
Tell us what you've been working on. More detail is better. You'll need to convince us, as well as attendees, that it's going to be good.
A brief biography:
Tell us a bit about yourself. Tell us who you are, what you do, and what makes you cool.
Your timeslot:
Tell us how much time you'll need. The slots will be 10 minutes for lightning talks, and 45 minutes for standard talks.
Our field offers new things to research and talk about almost daily. For ideas, think along the lines of:
Penetration Testing
Reverse Engineering
Rootkit Development
Code Analysis
Forensics and Anit-Forensics
Embedded Device Security
Web Application Security
Mobile Device Security
Threat Intelligence
Wireless Security
Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
Social Engineering
Telecommunications Security (SS7, 3G/4G, GSM, VOIP, etc.)
We ask that the work be your own. If your research builds on previous work, be sure to mention the original author, and to focus on your additions.

Code of Conduct

0xcon's primary goal is to build the infosec community in Gauteng and South Africa. South Africa is naturally culturally diverse, and we're committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or religion.

In pursuit of this goal, we've laid out the following rules for speakers and attendees.
When you come to the conference, we ask that you:

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of our community.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.

On the other hand, generally offensive behaviour is unwelcome and unacceptable. Particularly:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, trans-phobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone‚Äôs consent before touching them.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualised comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

Please alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential. In short, be interested, be courteous, and make sure your criticism is constructive. We're all here to learn from each other.